Spring weather means sweat. And I’m a sweater. So in addition to being a far-too-warm mess, my skin also gets super irritated. That’s because when sweat sits on the skin for too long, its sodium, urea, and lactate can cause irritation. So I welcome a steamy shower with open arms at the end of my day and feel soothed as soon as the water hits my skin. I take that sensation to the next level by using the new Cooling Relief Body Wash from Cetaphil.
The Cetaphil Cooling Relief Body Wash ($11) is the perfect warm-weather body wash. It’s got eucalyptus in it to create the most soothing and cooling sensation. And when I rub it on my skin while standing in a steamy shower, the juxtaposition feels divine. This cooling sensation can also feel amazing on any skin irritation like eczema or sunburn.
“Aside from smelling great, while we certainly need more research, there is data to suggest that eucalyptus is anti-inflammatory and has antimicrobial activity,” says Bradley Bloom, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
Although it’s tempting to go in with a heavy-duty body wash to remove sweat, that can be counterintuitive. Because if a body wash is too strong, it can remove my skin’s natural oils, leaving it even more irritated and angry. That’s why I love that the Cetaphil Cooling Relief Body Wash is made with gentle surfactants to get my skin nice and clean without stripping it. It also has a super moisturizing blend of glycerin, shea butter, and soybean oil so my skin feels so soft and smooth after every use. However, it’s not too creamy, making it perfect for all skin types to use.
Once I’m out of the shower, I sometimes like to keep the eucalyptus theme going and layer on the Cashmere Moon Peppermint Eucalyptus Whipped Body Cream ($30). It’s a rich and creamy shea butter formula that my dry skin soaks up with pleasure.
Having a cooling body-care routine is a must during the hot and sweaty days of summer, and I love using the Cetaphil Cooling Relief Body Wash to make my showers more relaxing and soothing.
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